What We are Hearing About Wright to Read Students:
"N has truly "achieved" since I met him through Wright to Read over two years ago. N made all As and Bs last year in 6th grade and is now in honors classes. N should be very proud of his achievements."
- N's Tutor/Mentor in nominating for a
Wright to Read end-of-year award
"S's reading is constantly improving. We have been working on how to pronounce words and understanding the meaning of what he reads. He has improved tremendously in this area."
-S's Tutor/Mentor in nominating for a
Wright to Read end-of-year award.
Primary Volunteer Needs
Be a Tutor/Mentor
Read for one hour each week with an elementary school student who is referred by his or her teacher. Help a student in grades 1-5 learn to read and learn to enjoy reading. Schedule sessions for the evening or weekend with the student's parent.
Attend an Orientation to learn more. A background search and Training are required.
Mentoring activities are encouraged with many organized by Wright to Read.
RSVP for orientation here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be an After-School Reading Tutor
Join a group of volunteers who read one-on-one with students in one of the following locations for one hour each week. See schedule below.
A Wright to Read staff member is present for guidance.
Volunteers ages 16+ welcome.
Mondays, from 2:35-3:45pm Starting in January 2013
Jefferson Houston Elementary School
1501 Cameron Street - School Year Only
Thursdays, from 4:30-5:30pm
Family Resource Learning Center
Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe Street - School Year Only
For more information, contact the Wright to Read office at 703-299-9855.
Special and Immediate Needs: (contact: email@example.com)
Provide Office Support - In the Wright to Read office, we can use help with mailings, updating volunteer records, and preparing Orientation materials. One or two hours of office help each month would be appreciated.
Wright to Read wants to focus volunteer efforts on serving students through our Primary and Special Volunteer opportunities, but we encourage groups who have new ideas for supporting literacy to contact us. Thank you.
-Leigh Hoyer, Executive Director